January 2010

Desh Videsh January 2010 – Cover Story
2009 Year in Review

2009 Year in Review

2009 was a very exciting year for Desh-Videsh, and it certainly seems like the year flew by very fast. Thanks to all of readers, we achieved several milestones in pursuing new projects as well as in being able to improve upon current endeavors. Throughout the past year, we covered a wide variety of topics Desh-Videsh ranging from politics, weddings, charity …

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Financial Planning
Planning for Retirement

Planning for Retirement

My search for a happy, fulfilling and productive retirement By Dr. Dinesh O. Shah Several of my friends encouraged me to write this brief article in the hopes that my retirement story may inspire others in their retirement years! BEFORE RETIREMENT In the middle of 2007, I retired as a professor after 37 years of teaching and research at the …

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Health
Kitchen Resolution

Kitchen Resolution

Do we ever make resolutions like, “This year I’ll cook healthy food,’” “I’ll eat at home 6 days a week,” “I’ll learn a new thing,” “I’ll teach one new thing to my child besides studies and mundane activities,” or “I’ll make all my ground spices at home?” I am sure many of you avid readers must be saying “What? Why?” …

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Get to Know
Are We Ready?

Are We Ready?

Author by Zach Thirty odd years ago, my mother had this conversation with me when the then 20 year old was about to embark on a flight to the US for higher studies. She asked me when I would be back to settle down, which is the old Malayalee way of asking what my plans are for a job and to …

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Financial Planning
Are you Ready for Retirement?

Are You Ready for Retirement?

I dream about my retirement all the time. True / False  I know exactly what I want to do when I retire. True / False  I will not mind being confined to my home with a broken foot, with no Internet, Blackberry or any other way to connect to my work available. True / False  I have interests outside of …

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Bollywood
Bollywood Today

Bollywood Today

IIFA Awards 2011 going to Canada After having moved to far-off places like Britain, South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Thailand, the organizers of the Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) has zeroed in on Toronto, Canada, for the 2011 edition. Toronto would be the first North American city to host the IIFA. The name of the venue for the 2010 …

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Community News
Community Pride Tom Abraham

Community Pride

INDIAN American nuclear medicine technologist Tom Abraham was elected as a council member in Orange City, Florida in 2007. He was born in India on August 8, 1945, in the ancient port city known as Alleppey. His love for English Literature and Teaching led him through the Colleges and Universities in India for a Master’s in English, and Education as …

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Immigration
Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A January 2010

What is the H-1B cap? By statute, the number of available H-1B visas is subject to an annual fiscal year limitation of 65, 000, plus 20,000 under the category for “advanced degree”. Who is subject to the H-1B cap? The H-1B cap applies to new employment that is not otherwise cap exempt. For example, a foreign national in another non-immigrant …

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